101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2019 and 2020
Introduced , by Rep. Michelle Mussman
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Creates the Customized Employment for Individuals with Disabilities
Act. Requires the Department of Human Services' Division of Rehabilitation
Services to establish a 5-year Customized Employment Pilot Program that
serves a minimum of 25 individuals by the second year of the Pilot Program.
Provides that the Pilot Program shall include certain components,
including: (1) an intensive discovery phase during which the unique needs,
abilities, and interests of each program participant will be explored; (2)
a customized person-centered planning process based upon information
gathered during the discovery phase that involves capturing, organizing,
and presenting the information in a blueprint for the job search; and (3)
an employer negotiation process in which job duties and employee
expectations are negotiated to align the skills and interests of each
program participant to the needs of an employer. Provides that
community-based agencies serving persons with intellectual or
developmental disabilities shall identify and refer individuals to the
Department for participation in the Pilot Program. Requires program
participants to reflect the geographical, racial, ethnic, gender, and
income-level diversity of the State. Contains provisions concerning data
collection and reporting, administrative rules, and other matters.
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AN ACT concerning persons with disabilities.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Customized Employment for Individuals with Disabilities Act.
The purpose of this Act is to assist
individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities
and complex needs who seek employment and require more
individualized assistance to achieve and maintain integrated
employment at competitive wages through a process of customized
planning and negotiation.
Customized Employment Pilot Program.
Department of Human Services, through its Division of
Rehabilitation Services and in collaboration with the Division
of Developmental Disabilities, shall establish a 5-year
Customized Employment Pilot Program that serves a minimum of 25
individuals by the second year of the Pilot Program. The Pilot
Program shall include the following components:
(1) An intensive discovery phase during which the
unique needs, abilities, and interests of the individual
will be explored by the individual at his or her direction
with assistance from family, friends, colleagues,